# Blog

### Detecting shaky learning and dealing with it

Published: 15 October 2019
“Shaky learning” is often well hidden by pupils. Without getting to the root of the problem, you will only sticky plaster the cracks.

### Analysis of 2019 KS2 Maths SATs Arithmetic paper (Part 2)

Published: 10 October 2019
Helping schools think about how they might interpret the findings of the Arithmetic SATs paper outcomes, and how their findings might be translated...

### Analysis of 2019 KS2 Maths SATs Arithmetic paper (Part 1)

Published: 08 October 2019
What can question level analysis tell you about the KS2 SATs and what is it hiding?

### Writing that is going places: developing cohesion, chronology & control in Year 5

Published: 03 October 2019
Jane Andrews and Martin Galway share insights from the development and trialling of a new writing intervention that focuses on developing confident,...

### What do we mean when we talk about reading (and writing) fluency?

Published: 02 October 2019
Martin Galway shares some of the key messages and content from his recent presentation on fluency at this 2019’s ResearchEd national conference.

### Can't calculate? Could place value be the culprit?

Published: 01 October 2019
The gaps in place value understanding are the main culprit when children can’t calculate - here are some ideas to fix this.

### When is a number not a number?

Published: 17 September 2019
The representation of the symbol ‘2’ certainly does not have any concrete connection to its value. For a learner to understand the concept of...

### Reflections from analysis of the 2019 KS2 reading SATs: part 4

Published: 11 September 2019
In this series of blogs, Penny Slater takes an in-depth look at the 2019 reading SATs paper and draws out some key points for reflection.

### The magnificent seven: 7 ways to plan ahead for effective maths leadership

Published: 10 September 2019
Rachael Brown (Primary Mathematics Adviser), provides her top 7 tips for effective leadership in mathematics.

### Getting forensic with phonics: Ofsted’s focus on the early stages of reading

Published: 10 September 2019
Common questions emerging from the new Ofsted EIF, and suggested next steps.